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  • D86 board to teachers: Promise you won't strike

    D86 board to teachers: Promise you won't strike
    The Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education called on teachers Monday to promise not to go on strike during the school year. The Hinsdale High School Teachers Association, which represents 372 teachers, counselors and social workers,...
  • IMF cuts global growth outlook, warns of stagnation risk in rich nations

    WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund on Thursday chopped its 2014 forecast for global economic growth to take into account weakness early in the year in the United States and China, the world's two biggest economies. The IMF...
  • Dist. 214 still finalizing teachers' contract details

    Dist. 214 still finalizing teachers' contract details
    Township High School District 214 is still finalizing part of its teachers' contract nearly two months after approving a five-year deal to beat a state pension reform deadline. The holdup is due to a clause on voluntary retirement, according to Erin...
  • US inflation slows, but petrol prices rise

    WASHINGTON Inflation in the United States increased by a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent in June, slower than in May but marked by rising petrol prices, the government reported Tuesday. "In contrast to the broad-based increase last month, the June...
  • Short supply of beef and pork sends prices soaring

    WASHINGTON Smokeys BBQ in Fort Worth, Texas, needed to do something. The price it paid for brisket jumped a net 54 percent in just six months. It had cut its staff from 13 to seven. The only thing left was to raise prices for its customers, the first...
  • Where's That Wine From?

    Where's That Wine From?
    Each summer, thousands of visitors flock to the Connecticut Wine Trail, spending their afternoons tasting samples from the state's sprawling vineyards. But in many cases the wine they sip was produced from grapes grown far from the nearby vines. State...
  • FCC says cable rates continue to rise

    Cable bills are continuing to rise, according to a report from the Federal Communications Commission. The average monthly price for expanded basic service was $64.41 in 2012, a 5.1% increase over 2011, the regulatory agency said. The Consumer Price...
  • Chapman to present update on economic predictions

    The annual Chapman University Economic Forecast returns to Costa Mesa on June 19 for a midyear update on the predictions made last year. Following a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., the presentation begins at 8:30 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom...
  • Explore your options to cover long-term care costs

    Baby boomers face a dilemma: At a time when long-term-care insurers are shrinking coverage, more boomers than ever are recognizing the need to protect their retirement savings from potentially devastating costs. Big players have withdrawn from the market,...
  • Raises approved for D214 teachers

    Raises approved for D214 teachers
    Salaries are going up for teachers and counselors in Arlington Heights-based Township High School District 214, but school district officials are releasing few details about the pay raises. The school board at its May 22 meeting approved a five-year...
  • Barrington school district hires Wheaton Warrenville D200 superintendent

    Barrington school district hires Wheaton Warrenville D200 superintendent
    Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200’s superintendent will be leaving to head another local school district. Brian Harris has been named as superintendent of Barrington District 220, according to a press release issued Thursday...